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Picasso Museum (Musée National Picasso Paris) Tours

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Picasso Museum (Musée National Picasso Paris)
One of Paris’ highlight cultural attractions, the Picasso Museum boasts a collection of over 5,000 works by the world-renowned artist, including paintings, sculptures, prints, and sketches. Following a recent renovation, the museum’s expanded gallery spaces house both a permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. 

The Basics
The Picasso Museum is housed in the Hôtel Salé, a grand, 16th-century mansion in Paris’ arty Marais district. The museum was founded in 1985, following a large donation of artworks made by Picasso’s relatives; it also contains Picasso’s personal archives, as well as a collection of works once owned by the artist. An extensive five-year renovation, completed in 2014, doubled the museum’s size, and has made it more accessible than ever.

Those wishing to visit the Picasso Museum have numerous options. Small-group tours provide an intimate way to explore the collection highlights and discover the stories behind the artworks; many also include convenient skip-the-line entry. The museum is also a key stop on Marais walking tours and hop-on hop-off bus itineraries.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Barring one specially preserved heritage room, the Picasso Museum is accessible to visitors with mobility issues.
  • The museum's eatery, the Café sur le Toit, is located on its rooftop, and features an array of salads, baguette sandwiches, soups, and other gourmet fare.
  • Free entry to the museum is offered on the first Sunday of each month.
  • The museum also includes a collection of 50 furnishings designed by artist Diego Giacometti.

How to Get There
The Picasso Museum is easily reached by the Métro; take line 1 to Saint-Paul, or line 8 to Saint-Sébastien-Froissart or Chemin Vert. Numerous bus lines, including the 20, 29, 65, 69, 75, and 96 all stop in the vicinity. The museum can also be accessed on foot, by Vélib’, by car or by taxi.

When to Get There
Typically, the Picasso Museum is open from 10:30am–6pm on Tuesday–Friday, and 9:30am–6pm on Saturday–Sunday, though hours may vary for school holiday periods. The museum is closed on Mondays, December 25, January 1, and May 1. As the museum hosts several temporary exhibitions throughout the year, repeat visits are encouraged.

The Picasso Museum and the Centre Pompidou
Both the Picasso Museum and the Centre Pompidou were under development at the same time, and the former was specifically designed as a contrast to the hyper-modern latter. Located just a quick stroll apart, the two are the ideal makings of an artistic day out on the Right Bank.
Address: 5 rue de Thorigny, Paris 75003, France
Admission: Varies
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Picasso Museum Paris 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

Picasso Museum Paris 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

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Discover the work of iconic Spanish artist Pablo Picasso at the Picasso Museum in Paris. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance, admire works such as Man with Guitar and La Célestine on a private 2-hour museum tour, and learn more about Picasso’s groundbreaking style from an art historian guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

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Gain admission to more than 60 top Paris attractions with the Paris Pass—a flexible sightseeing pass that lets you access the best the French capital has to offer, such as the Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy entrance to Parisian showstoppers like the Louvre Museum, and Centre Pompidou with the 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6-day pass. Make the most of a 1-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour, Bateaux Parisiens river cruise, and unlimited public transport with the included travelcard. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit.
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  • 6 days
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Paris City Pass: Free admission & public transport

Paris City Pass: Free admission & public transport

The Paris City Pass grants you entry to the best Parisian highlights as well as access to the most important activities. Make the most of your time in Paris and let the Pass take care of the practicalities for you. Pick your favorite sights from the huge selection and visit as many as you like. The Paris City Pass is valid for either 2, 3*, 4, 5* or 6 days. * Note for museum visits: The 3-day-pass includes the Paris Museum Pass for the free visit of over 50 museums for 48 h; the 5-day-pass the free visit for 96 h. Please plan your schedule of visits according. Bonus in 4-day-pass: you can use the public transport for free on an additional 5th day. Enjoy free admission to 60 museums and attractions in Paris, including the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, a boat trip along the Seine, and much more. At some of the attractions you'll be able to spend less time queuing, heading straight for the entrance instead.
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  • 2 hours
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Paris: Picasso Museum Guided Tour for Family with Children

Paris: Picasso Museum Guided Tour for Family with Children

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The National Picasso Museum in Paris is home to many of the master painter’s most famous works, but visiting as a family can seem unappealing to youngsters. On this child-friendly tour, beat the queues and save time with skip-the-line entry, and explore the galleries with your guide. Admire the artworks on display in a fun and engaging way, and hear the secrets behind Picasso's collages, paintings, and sculptures.
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  • 2 hours
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Paris Private Food Tour with your Friendly Local Guides

Paris Private Food Tour with your Friendly Local Guides

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This combination city, history, and food tour is an excellent choice for first-time visitors to the City of Lights. Visit St Germain des Pres with its posh shops and eateries, and Ile St Louis, a small island in the Seine River. Have lunch at Le Procope, the oldest continuously-operated cafe in Paris. The tour also includes stops for ice cream and pastries at one of the oldest bakeries in Paris.
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  • 3 hours
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Marais: Explore this historic neighbourhood on a kid-friendly audio walking tour

Marais: Explore this historic neighbourhood on a kid-friendly audio walking tour

Join a local for a walk in one of the oldest and most surprising parts of Paris. Starting at l'Hotel de Ville, follow at your own pace through some of the Marais’ most prestigious landmarks. You will learn why the famous Knight Templars played an important part in Paris' history, walk alongside 17th-century mansions, and hear about the tragic stories of the famous residents of this area. And as a walk in Paris would not be complete without patisseries, you will find recommended delicious treats along the way. This tour is family-friendly. It has historical commentaries for adults and older children, food suggestions early in the walk and parks/playgrounds should you need to stop along the way. The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app for Android and iOS which also works offline. A bientôt in the Marais!
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes
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